Union Township—The Friends of Hopewell Furnace invite the public to a commemoration of 9/11/2001 with a presentation of Fragile Freedom, an original play by the international playwright Christine Emmert. The free program is slated for Sunday, September 17, at 2 p.m. in the Hopewell Furnace Conference Center.
On 9/11/2001, the crew and passengers of Flight 93 gave their lives to protect our American democracy and its rights. These rights are celebrated in Fragile Freedom. Performing her own work, Emmert will take us on the journey from the country’s early history to the present day with tears, laughter, and many companions including Sojourner Truth, Mark Twain, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others. Along the way there will be new names that are not so easily recognized, but are nonetheless, important spirits in shaping a true democracy.
Playwright/director Christine Emmert is a writer, actress, director and educator. She holds a Masters in Humanities. Her story LILITH is out on Kindle along with her novel, ISMENE. Christine came to Hopewell as a volunteer writing, directing and acting in FROM OUT THE FIERY FURNACE which is in its final year after nine years of performance. Her plays are seen throughout the English speaking world. In 2016, she was a finalist in the Jane Goodall competition for 10 minute plays about endangered species.
While at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site visitors are encouraged to go into the village, tour the buildings and learn about the iron making industry and why Hopewell Furnace is important to our nation’s history and the development of our democratic freedoms.
The park is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park is located five miles south of Birdsboro, PA, off of Route 345. For more information stop by the park’s visitor center, call 610-582-8773, visit the park’s web site at www.nps.gov/hofu, or contact the park by e-mail at [email protected].